eh? What medical grounds?
That he had a 'bad back'.
Unfortunately I tend to agree with him. Also I understand the NTC is falling into a state of disrepair which the LTA seem unwilling to do anything about, and that's going to make it less attractive to young people who maybe want to make tennis their career. Judy's done a lot to help tennis, but, as Leon says, she can't do it all on her own. Maybe the DC win will finally prod them into action?
At least there is a positive here in the Elena Baltacha Academy of Tennis (EBAT), which is not
funded by the LTA! Instead it gets its money through sponsorship - http://www.ebatuk.org/
- as well as from donations to the Elena Baltacha Foundation, and if you remember, somebody raised well over £1,000 for the Foundation as a wedding present for Andy and Kim.